Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the last Monday in May, which honors and mourns military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  

For many, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States, and for students at SCA, Memorial Day weekend does officially mark the beginning of summer! 

Hear Our Prayer This Day 
In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, 
let each of us name and call on the One whose power over us 
is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing … 

You who created us, 
who sustain us, 
who call us to live in peace, 
hear our prayer this day. 

Hear our prayer for all who have died, 
whose hearts and hopes are known to you alone … 

Hear our prayer for those who put the welfare of others 

ahead of their own 
and give us hearts as generous as theirs … 

Hear our prayer for those who gave their lives 
in the service of others, 
and accept the gift of their sacrifice … 

Help us to shape and make a world 
where we will lay down the arms of war 
and turn our swords into ploughshares 
for a harvest of justice and peace … 

Comfort those who grieve the loss of their loved ones 
and let your healing be the hope in our hearts… 

Hear our prayer this day 
and in your mercy answer us 
in the name of all that is holy. 

The peace of God be with you. 
– Austin Fleming 

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